Bloody water-polo feud engulfs top Cape schools
A fight at a water-polo match between two top Cape Town schools has led to criminal charges as well as allegations of jealousy and bullying.
Now the principals of Bishops Diocesan College and Rondebosch Boys High have cancelled the schools' annual cricket match, saying emotions are running too high.
Two of the country's top young water polo players - Ross Stone from Rondebosch and Bingo Ivanisevic from Bishops, who have both played for South African teams - are at the centre of the controversy.
Bingo was red-carded for punching Ross in the mouth towards the end of the match at Bishops on February 3. One of Ross's teeth was retrieved from the bottom of the pool and others were forced up into his gums. He also cracked a bone in his mouth.
His father, Murray Stone, said it would take years for his son to heal and medical bills were likely to be hundreds of thousands of rands. Now Stone snr wants answers from Bishops, which will not reveal the outcome of Bingo's disciplinary hearing.